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#OurVoteOurRights yatra begins in Delhi to "adequately" address people's issues

By Our Representative
A civil society-sponsored #OurVoteOurRights yatra has been launched in Delhi in the run-up to the 2019 general elections. It will travel across Delhi to focus attention on real issues affecting peoples’ lives. A communique issued by the organizers says, "Reforms needed to address current challenges being faced by the country like inequality, corruption and discrimination will be highlighted."
Those organizing it include Satark Nagrik Sangathan, Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikaar Abhiyan, National Federation of Indian Women, National Alliance of People’s Movements, Right to Food Campaign, Basti Suraksha Manch, Kachra Kamgaar Union, Aman Biradari, Delhi Solidarity Group, Naari Ekta Shakti Sangathan, National Domestic Workers Union, Mahila Pragati Manch, and Wada Na Todo Abhiyan.
The yatra proposes to draw on the peoples’ manifestos made and endorsed by various campaigns across the country, including the ‘Reclaiming the Republic’ document, which lists the most urgent reforms needed in law, policies and institutions to protect and strengthen the Constitutional safeguards for India’s democratic polity.
Begun at Bawana, the yatra will travel across all constituencies in Delhi with pamphlets, slogans and street plays. In addition to focussing on peoples' issues on the ground, it will create voter awareness, especially in the context of VVPAT.
To pass through Swami Nagar Camp near Malviya Nagar, Lal Bagh, near Azadpur,'Lal Gumbad Camp, Jagdamba Camp near Sheikh Sarai, Sunlight Colony in East Delhi, Safdarjung and Kidwai Nagar, Sangam Vihar, Kalyanpuri, Trilokpuri and Noida, the yatra will end on April 18, 2019 at Pul Mithai.
Activists participating in the yatra include Anjali Bhardwaj, Annie Raja, Dipa Sinha, Amrita Johri, Aysha, Koninika Ray, Gargi Chakravarty, Uma, Prakash, Guffran, Anwar, Shakeel, Neelesh, Vimla, Kailash, Aditi, Madhuresh, Joel, Antara, Ayaz, Jibin, Arun, Aswathy, Vimla, Sunita, Lubna and Sayed Qadri.

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